STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearly 500,000 scholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world by JSTOR. Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non-commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early- journal-content . JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. * Organized November i, 1883. Incorporated February 13, 1891. * 5 PART II. VOL. IV. * I 3 I ANNUAL PUBLICATION | % i * * J OF THE * I Historical Society! l OF * * * I Southern California f * AND % m m * * I PIONEER RECISTER | * Los Angeles * ! 1 898 I 1 — l * Published by the Society * I * i i J LOS ANGELES, CAL. J * 1899 * *ft*»»»»*»ftftftftft*ft«ft»K»»ft»*«ft»Aftftftft*»«ftft»ft»*ftKftftft«ft«»ft««»** Organized November i, 1883. Incorporated February 13, 1801. PART II. VOL. IV. ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF THE Historical Society OF Southern California AND PIONEER RECISTER Los Angeles i8q8 Published by the Society LOS ANGELES. CAL. 1899 CONTENTS. Page Fif teen Years of Local History Work /. M . Guinn 105 Hugo Reid and His Indian Wife Laura Evertsen King 111 The Story of a Native Californian H. D. Barrows 114 Pacific Coast Discoveries Albert E. Yerex 119 Some Famous Gold Rushes J. M. Guinn 124 Notes on the Mission San Gabriel Rev. J. Adam 131 Some African Folk Lore /. D. Moody 134 Capitan and Tin-Tin, Types of Mission Indians .... Laura Evertsen King 139 Old Fort Moore J. M. Guinn 141 Pioneer Schools and Their Teachers Laura Evertsen King 148 Gov. Felipe de Neve H. D. Barrows 151 Rare Old Books in the Bishop's Library Rev. J. Adam 154 How a Woman's Wit Saved California /. D. Moody 157 El Estado Libre de Alta California /. M. Guinn 163 Committee Reports. 173 PIONEER REGISTER Officers and Committees, 1898-99 175 Ex-Mayor John G. Nichols H. D. Barrows 176 Hon. Stephen C. Foster " " 179 Dr. John Strother Griffin " " 183 Henry C. Wiley J. F. Burns 186 Horace Hiller H. D. Barrows 187 Wm. B. Abernethy 188 Roll of Members Elected since last Report 190 OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY 1898 OFFICERS. J. D. Moody President A. E. Yebex First Vice-President Mrs. M. Burton Williamson Second Vice-President Edwin Baxter Treasurer J. M. Guinn Secretary and Curator board of directors. J. D. Moody, A. E. Yerex. H. D. Barrows, A. C. Vroman, Edwin Baxter, J. M. Guinn, Mrs. M. Burton Williamson. 1899 officers (elect). A. E. Yerex President H. D. Barrows First Vice-President Rev. J. Adam Second Vice President Edwin Baxter Treasurer J. M. Guinn Secretary and Curator board of directors. Dr. J. D. Moody, J. M. Guinn, Rev. J. Adam, A. E. Yerex, Prof. Frank J. Polley, H, D. Barrows, Mrs. M. Burton Williamson. PIONEER REGISTER Pioneers of Los Angeles County OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY 1898-99. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Wm. H. Workman, J. W. Gillette, H. D. Barrows, J. M. Guinn, B. S. Eaton, M. Kremer, Louis Roeder. officers. Wm. H. Workman President H. D. Barrows First Vice President M. Kremer Second Vice-President Louis Roeder Treasurer J. M. Guinn Secretary committee on membership. August Schmidt, M. F. Quinn, Mathew Teed. committee on finance. Geo. W. Hazard, C. N. Wilson, Joel B. Parker. COMMITTEE ON LITERARY EXERCISES. H. D. Barrows, J. M. Guinn, J. W. Gillette, M. F. Quinn, Mrs. Elmira T. Stephens. COMMITTEE ON MUSIC. Louis Roeder, J. C. Dotter, B. S. Eaton, M. Kremer, Mrs. S. C. Yarnell.